If you are new to San Diego or unfamiliar with its North County area, this is a vast, sprawling region known for its still pristine beaches, and miles of open spaces. From Del Mar in the south to Oceanside in the north, the coastline is a string of picturesque seaside villages that are sometimes reminiscent of the Amalfi coast in Italy.

Encinitas is rated as one of the top surfing spots in the world

Encinitas is rated as one of the top surfing spots in the world

The North County Coastal region is home to some of San Diego’s top attractions, including Sea Life Aquarium and LeggoLand Water Park, the flower fields at Carlsbad, the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Races until early September.

There’s San Diego Botanic Gardens for a look at San Diego native flora and fauna plus a surprising amount of  scarce birds and amphibians.

At the Eastern border of North County, you’ll also find San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas Style Indian Casino Gaming and let’s not forget the local breweries.

A Cheetah sizes up his prey at The San Diego Zoo Safari Park

A Cheetah sizes up his prey at The San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego’s north coastal town of Encinitas was recently named among the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic. But back to the real reason you came here.

There are currently 30 breweries in North San Diego County, below is a list of all of them by city.

Our public tours will be covering all of them at random, but if you have your favorites and would like to make your own private tour please tell us which ones you would like to visit. We have found that five breweries is optimum.

List of Breweries

Carlsbad

  • Arcana Brewing
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • On The Tracks Brewery
  • Pizza Port

Escondido

  • Offbeat Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • 4S Ranch
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • Julian
  • Nickel Brewing Company

Oceanside

  • Bagby Beer Company
  • Breakwater Brewing Company
  • Legacy Brewing Company
  • Oceanside Ale Works

San Marcos

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